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lessons learned from what happened. >> are you getting all the intelligence and information you need from the russians? and should americans be worried when they go to big public events now? >> the russians have been very cooperative with us since the boston bombings. obviously old habits die-hard, there are still suspicions, sometimes between our intelligence and law enforcement agencies that date back ten, to 20, 30 years, back to the cold war. but they are continually improving. i've spoken to president putin directly, he's committed to working with me to make sure that those who report to us are cooperating fully in not only this investigation but about how do we work on counterterrorism issues generally. in terms of the response of the
american people, i think everybody can take a cue from boston. you don't get a sense that anybody is intimidated when they go to fenway park a couple days after the bombings. there are joggers right now i guarantee you all throughout boston, cambridge, and watertown, and i think one of the things that i've been most proud of in watching the country's response to president terrible tragedy there is a sense of resilience and toughness and we are not going to be intimidated. we are going to live our lives. and people i think understand that we've got to do everything we can to prevent these kinds of attacks from taking place, but people also understand, in the same way they understand after a shooting in aurora, or newtown, or virginia tech, or after the
foiled attempts in times square, or in detroit that we are not going to stop living our lives because warped, twigsed individuals try to intimidate us. we are going to do what we do, which is go to work, raise our kids, go to ball games, run in marathons, and at the same time we're going to make sure that everybody is cooperating, and is vigilant in doing everything we can, without being naive to try to prevent these attacks from happening in the future. >> jonathan carl. >> mr. president you are a hundred days into your second term. on the gun bill you put it seems everything into it to try to get it passed. obviously it didn't. congress has ignored your efforts to try to get them to undue these sequester cuts. there was even a bill that you threatened to veto that got 92 democrats in the house voting yes. so my question to you is, do you still have the juice to get the rest of your agenda through this
congress? >> if you put it that way, jonathan. [laughter] >> maybe i should just pack up and go home? golly. you know, i think it's a little -- as mark wit twain said, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point. look, we understand that we are in divided government right now, the republicans control the house of representatives. in the senate this habit of requiring 60 votes for even the most modest piece of legislation has gummed up the works there, and i think it comes as no surprise, not only to the american people, but even members of congress themselves, that right now things are pretty dysfunctional up on capitol hill. despite that i'm actually confident that there are a range of things that we'll be able to
get done. i feel confident that the bi-partisan work that's been done on immigration reform will result in a bill that passes the senate, passes the house, and gets on my desk. and that is going to be a historic achievement. and i've been very complementary of the efforts of both the republicans and democrats in those efforts. it is true that the sequester is in place right now, it's damaging our economy, it's hurting our people, and we need to lift it. what is clear is that the only way we're going to lift it is if we do a bigger deal that meets the test of lowering our deficit and growing our economy at the same time. and that is going to require some compromises on the part of both democrats and republicans. i've had some good conversations with republican senators so far, those conversations are continuing. i think there is a genuine desire on many of their parts to
move past not only sequester but washington dysfunction funk. dysfunction. whether we can get it done or not, we'll see. i think the sequester is a good example. this recent faa issue is a good example. you will recall that even as recently as my campaign republicans were saying, sequester is terrible, this is a disaster, it's going to ruin our military, it's going to be disastrous for the economy, we've got to do something about it. then when it was determined that doing something about it might mean that we close some tax loopholes for the wealthy and the well connected, suddenly, well you know what we'll take the sequester. and the notion was somehow that we had exaggerated the affects much the sequester. remember? the president is crying wolf, he's chicken little, the
sequester, no problem. and then in rapid succession suddenly white house tours, this is terrible. how can we let that happen? meat inspectors, we've got to fix that. and most recently what are we going to do about potential delays at airports? so, despite the fact that a lot of members of congress were suggesting that somehow the sequester was a victory for them and this wouldn't hurt the economy, what we now know is what i warned earlier, what jay stood up here and warned repeatedly is happening. it's slowed our growth, it's resulted in people being thrown out of work, and it's hurting folks all across the country. and the fact that congress responded to the short-term problem of flight delays by giving us the option of shifting
money that is designed to repair and improve airports over the long term, to fix the short-term problem, well that is not a solution. essentially what we've done is we've said in order to avoid delays this summer we're going to insure delays for the next two or three decades. >> why did you go along with it? >> hold on a second. so, the alter alternative of course is either to go ahead and impose a whole bunch of delays on passengers now, which also does not fix the problem, or the third alternative is to actually fix the problem by coming up with a broader, larger deal. but jonathan, you seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. that's their job.
they are elected, members of congress are elected in order to do what is right for their constituencies and for the american people. so, if in fact they are seriously concerned about passenger convenience and safety, then they shouldn't just be thinking about tomorrow, or next week, or the week after that, they should be thinking about what is going to happen, five years from now, ten years from now or 15 years from now. the only way to do that is for them to even gaming with me oncominengage with me oncoming up with a broader deal. that's exactly what i'm trying to do is continue to talk to them about are there ways for us to fix this? frankly, i don't think that if i were to veto, for example, in faa bill that that somehow would lead to the broader fix. it just means that there would be pain now, which they would try to blame on me, as opposed to pain five years from now.
but either way the problem is not getting fixed. the only way the problem does get fixed is if both parties sit down and they say, how are we going to make sure that we are reducing our deficit sensibly? how do we make sure we are investing in things like rebuilding our airports and roads and bridges and investing in early childhood education, basic research, awful the things that will help us grow, and that's what the american people want. one interesting str statistic when it comes to airports. there was a recent survey of the top airports in the world, and there was not a single u.s. airport that came in the top 25. not one. not one u.s. airport was considered by the experts and consumers who use these airports to be in the top 25 in the world. i think cincinnati airport came in around 30th. what does that say about our
long-term competitiveness and future? and so when folks say, well, there was some money in the faa to deal with these furloughs, well, yeah, the money is this pool of funds that are supposed to try to upgrade our airports so we don't rank in the bottom of inch dust tral hraoeuze countries when it comes to our infrastructure. we are using our seed born short term. the only reason we are doing this is because right now we have folks unwilling to make some simple changes to our tax code, for example, to close loopholes that aren't adding to our competitiveness and aren't helping middle class families. that is a long way of answering your question, but the point is that there are common-sense solutions to our problems right now. i cannot force republicans to embrace those common-sense
solutions. i can urge them to, i can put pressure on them. i can, now, rally the american people around those dash those common-sense solutions, but ultimately they themselves are going to have to say, we want to do the right thing. there are members certainly in the senate right now and i suspect members in the house hop that understand it deep down but they are worried about their politics, it's tough, their base thinks that compromise with me is somehow a betrayal. they are worried about primaries, and i understand all that. and we are going to tr try to do everything we can for them to be able to do what is best for the country, but it's going to take some time. bill plain. >> president as you're probably aware there has been agreeing hunger strike at guantanamo bay
among prisoners there. [inaudible] >> it is not a surprise to me that we have problems in guantanamo, which is why when i was campaigning in 2007, and 2008 and when i what's elected in 2008 i said we need to close guantanamo. i continue to believe that we've got to close guantanamo. >> when? >> i think it is critical for us to understand that guantanamo is not necessary to keep america safe. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standing. it lessens cooperation with our allies on counterterrorism efforts. it is a recruitment tool for
extremists. it needs to be closed. now, congress determined that they would not let us close it, and despite the fact that there are a number of the folks who are currently in guantanamo who the courts have said could be returned to their origin, or potentially a third country, i'm going to go back at this. i've asked my team to review everything that is currently being done in guantanamo, everything that we can do administratively, and i'm going to reengage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something that is in the best interests of the american people. and it's not sustainable. i mean the notion that we're going to continue to keep over a hundred individuals in a no man's land, incin perfect future even at a time when we are winding down the war in
iraq, we are winding down the war in afghanistan. we've had success in defeating the al-qaida core. we've kept the pressure up on all these transnational terrorist networks. when we've transferred detention authorities in afghanistan, the idea that we would still maintain forever a group of individuals who have not been tried, that is contrary to who we are, it is contrary to our interests, and it needs to stop. now, it's a hard case to make, because i think for a lot of americans the notion is out of sight, out of mind. and it's easy to demagog the issue. that's what happened the first time this came up. i'm going to go back at it. because i think it's important. >> meanwhile you continue to force feed these folks. >> i don't want these individuals to die. obviously the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best
as they can, but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? why are we doing this? i mean we've got a whole bunch of individuals who have been tried who are currently in maximum security prison -gs around the country. nothing has happened to them. justice has been served. it's been done in a way that is consistent with our constitution, consistent with due process, consistent with rule of law, consistent with your traditions. the individual who attempted to bomb times square, in prison, serving a life sentence. the individual who tried to bomb a plane in detroit, in prison, serving a life sentence. a somali who was part of moham
al-shaad, in prison. we can handle this. i understand in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 with the traumas that had taken place why for a lot of americans the notion was somehow that we had to create a special facility like guantanamo, and we couldn't handle this in a normal conventional fashion, i understand that reaction, but we now over a deck ailed out, we should be wiser. we should have more experience in how we prosecuto prosecute prosecute terrorists. and this is a lingering problem that is not going to get better, it's going to get worse. it's going to fester. and so i'm going to as i said before, we'll examine every option that we have administratively to try to deal with this issue, but ultimately we'll also need help from are congress and i'm going to ask
some folks over there who care about fighting terrorism, but also care about who we are as a people to step up and help me on it. chuck tyler. >> mr. president, thank you. who ma max baucus indicated your potential healthcare law is a train wreck. and others are nervous about the impact and implementation, and some are worried about the impact it will have on their political campaigns in 2013. why did senator balk cuss, someone who helped write your bill believe that this will be a train wreck and why do you believe he's wrong? >> i think that any time you're implementing something big, there is going to be people who are nervous and anxious about is it going to get done, until it's actually done.
but let's just step back for a second and make sure the american people understand what it is that we're doing. the affordable care act, obama care, has now been with us for three years, it's gone through supreme court tests, it's gone through efforts to repeal. a huge chunk of it has already been implemented. and for the 85 to 90% of americans who already have health insurance, they are already experiencing most of the benefits of the affordable care act even if they don't know it. their insurance is more secure. insurance companies can't drop them for bad reasons. their kids are able to stay on their health insurance until they are 26 years old. they are getting free preventative care. there are a whole host of
benefits that for the average american out there, for the 85 to 90% of americans who already have health insurance, this thing has already happened. and their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better, more secure than it was before. full stop. that's it. they don't have to worry about anything else. the implementation issues come in for those who don't have health insurance, maybe because they have a preexisting condition and the only way they can get health insurance is to go out on the individual market and they are paying 50% or 100% more than those of us who are lucky enough to have group plans. people who are too poor to get health insurance and their employers don't offer it. maybe they work for a small business and the small business can't afford right now to provide health insurance. so, all the implementation issues that are coming up are implementation issues related to
that small group of people, 10 to 15% of americans, now it's still 30 million americans, but a relatively narrow group who don't have health insurance right now, or are on the individual market and are paying exorbitant amounts for coverage that isn't that great. and what we're doing is we're setting up a pool so that they can all pool together and get a better deal from insurance companies. and those who can't afford it, we are going to provide them with some subsidies. that's it. i mean that is what is left to implement. because the other stuff has been implemented and it's working fine. the challenge is that, you know, setting up a market-based system, basically an online marketplace where you can go on and sign up and figure out what kind of insurance you can afford, and figuring out how to get the subsidies that is a big,
complicated piece of business. and when you're doing it nationwide, relatively fast, and you've got half of congress who is determined to try to block implementation, and not adequately funding implementation, and then you've got a number of members of -- or governors, republican governors, who know that it's bad politics for them to try to implement this effectively, and some even who have decided to implement and then their republican-controlled state legislators say don't implement and won't pass enable legislation. when you have that type of situation that makes it harder. but having said all that, we've got a great team in place. we are pushing very hard to make sure that we're hitting all the deadlines and the benchmarks. i'll give you an example, a
recent example. we've put together initially an application form for signing up for participation in the exchanges that was initially about 21 pages long. and immediately everybody sat around the table and said, well this is too long, especially you know in this age of the internet, people aren't going to have the patience to sit there for hours on end. let's streamline this thing. we cut what ways a 21-page form now down to a form that is about three pages nor an individual for an individual. a little more than that for a family. well above the industry average. those kind of refinements we will continue to work on. despite all the hugh and cry and sky is falling predictions about this stuff, if you've already got health insurance, then that part of obama care that affects
you is pretty much already in place. and that is about 85% of the country. what is left to be implemented is those provisions to help the 10 to 15% of the person public that is unluckily enough that they don't have health insurance, and by the way, you know, some of you who have health insurance right now at some point you may lose your health insurance. if you've got a preexisting condition this structure will make sure that you are not left vulnerable. it's still a big undertaking. what we are doing is making sure that every single day we are constantly trying to hit our marks so that it will be in place. the last point i'll make, even if we do everything perfectly, there will still be, you know, glitches and bumps, and there will be stories that can be written that says, oh, look, this thing is not work being the way it's supposed to, and this happened, and that happened, and
that's pretty much true of every government program that's ever been set up. but if we stay with it and we understand what our long-term objective is, which is that making sure that in a country as wealthy as ours nobody should go bankrupt if they get sick, and that we would rather have people getting regular checkups than going to the emergency room because they don't have healthcare. in we keep that in mind then we'll be able to drive down costs, we'll be able to improve efficiencies in the system, we'll be able to see people benefit from better healthcare and that will save the country money as a whole over the long term. >> even without cooperation of a handful of governors, particularly large states by florida and texas, that you can fully implement? >> i think it's harder, there is no doubt about it. >> can you do it without them? >> we will implement it. there will be -- we have a back up federal exchange, if states aren't cooperating we set up a
federal exchange so that people can access that federal exchange. yes it puts more of a burden on us. and it's ironic since all these folks say that thief they believe in empowering states, that they are going to end up having the federal government do something that we'd actually prefer states to do if they were properly cooperating. let's see how we're doing on time here. last question. where is antonetta? tell those big guys to get out of your way. >> two questions there are some concerns -- [inaudible] is there room for a more conservative -- awed -p
inaudible question. >> yesterday the mexican government said all contact with the u.s. law enforcement will now go through a single door. it? inaudible question stkph-fplt [is this change good for the u.s. relationship with mexico? do you see the level of security and cooperation being the same? >> on immigration reform i've been impressed by the work that was done by the gang of eight in the senate. the bill that they produced is not the bill that i would have written, there are elements of it that i would change, but i do think that it meets the basic criteria that i lai laid out from the start, which is, we've got to have more effective border security, although it should build on the great improvements that have been made on border security over the last
four to five years. we should make sure that we are cracking down on employers that are gaming the system. we should make the legal immigration system work more effectively, so that the waits are not as burdensome, the bureaucracy is not as complicated, so that we can continue to attract the best and the brightest around the world to our shores in a legal fashion, and we want to make sure that we've got a pathway to citizenship that is tough, but allows people to earn over time their legal status here in this country. and, you know, the senate bill meets that -- those criteria. in some cases know the in the ways that i would, but it meets those basic criteria. and i think it's a testament to
the senators that were involved that they made some tough choices and made some tough compromises in order to hammer out that bill. now i haven't seen what members of the house are yet proposing. and maybe, they think that they can answer some of those questions differently or better than, i think we've got to be open-minded and seeing what they come up with w the bottom line though is, that they still got to meet those basic criteria. bus it make the world safer? is it dealing with employers and how they work with, with the governments to make sure that people are not being taken advantage of or taking advantage of the system. are we improving our legal immigration system and are we creating a pathway for citizenship for the 11
million or so who are undocumented in this country? and if they meet those criteria but they're slightly different than the senate bill, then i think that we should be able to come up with an appropriate compromise. if it doesn't meet those criteria then, i will not, you know, i will not support such a bill. so we'll have to wait and see. what it comes to mexico, i'm very much looking forward to taking the trip down to mexico to see the new president. i had a chance it meet him here. this will be the first, more extensive consultations and it will be an opportunity for his ministers, my cabinet members, who are participating, to really hammer out some of these issues. a lot of focus will be economics. we spent a lot of time on security issues between the united states and mexico that sometimes we forget this is a massive trading
partner, responsible for huge amounts of commerce and huge numbers of jobs on both sides of the border. we want to see how we can deepen that, how we can improve that and maintain that economic dialogue over a long period of time. that doesn't me that we're not going to be talking about security. i think that, in my first conversation with the president he indicated to me that he very much continues to be concerned about how we can work together to deal with transnational drug cartels. we have made great strides in the coordination and cooperation between our two governments over the past several years but my suspicion is things can be improved and some of the issues he is talking about really have to do with refinements and improvements in terms of how mexican authorities work with each other, how they coordinate more effectively and it has
less to do with how they're dealing with us per se. so, so, i'm not going to, yet judge how this will alter the relationship between the united states and mexico until i have heard directly from them to see what exactly are they trying to accomplish. but, overall, what i can say is that, my impression is that the new president is serious about reform. he already made some tough decisions. i think he is going to make more that will improve the economy and security of mexican citizens and that will improve the bilateral relationship as well. i don't want to leave out we're also going to be talking to, during my visit to costa rica, presidents of central american countries, many of whom are struggling with both economic issues and security issues but are important partners for us because i think, that the vision here is, that we want
to make sure that our hemisphere is more effectively inat that greated to improve the economy and security of all people that is good for the united states. that will enhance our economy. that can improve our energy independence. there are a whole range of opportunities and that is going to be purpose of this trip and i'm sure that those of how will have a chance to travel with me will have a chance to discuss this further. all right? thank you very much everybody. thank you, guys. jon: so after, oh, some four months, one more comment. >> i had a chance to talk to him yesterday. seems like a terrific young man. and, yeah i told him i couldn't be prouder. you know, one of the, extraordinary measures of progress that we've seen in this country has been the recognition that the lgbt community deserves full equality, not just partial
equality. not just tolerance but a recognition that they're fully a part of the american family, and you know, give the importance of sports in our society, for, an individual who has excelled at the highest levels in one of the major sports, go ahead and say this is who i am. i am proud of it. i'm still a great competitor. i'm still seven foot tall and can bang with shaq and can deliver a hard foul and, and, you know, for a, i think a lot of young people out there who, you know, are, you know gay or lesbian who are struggling with these issues, to see a role model like that who is unafraid, i think it's a great thing and i think america should be proud that this is just one
more step in this on going recognition that we treat everybody fairly, and everybody's part of a, part of a family and we judge people on the basis of their character and their performance and not their sexual orientation. so i'm very proud of him. all right? jon: one last comment there from the president regarding jason collins, the nba basketball center who came out and admitted that he is gay. the first active pro athlete in any major league sport to do so. brought that presidential return to the podium. so it was a news conference that started with his reaction to what is going on in syria. questions about whether the red line that the president said set, has been crossed in the use of chemical weapons there. the president said we don't know yet who used chemical weapons. we believe they were used.
we don't know who did it and suggested at this point there is no action to be taken. he also touched on russian help in the boston marathon bombings saying russian intelligence services have been helpful since then and that he had spoken to russian president vladmir putin personally. also touched on relations with congress, the guantanamo bay prison and relations with mexico. let's get reaction to all of this from the former senior adivsor and deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush. karl rove is a fox news contributor. karl, what was the most interesting thing to you of what the president had to say this morning? >> well, there was, there were two bits of news. one that he created and one that will be created in the aftermath of this. the president said he was going to reexamine gitmo, that in closing the prison there, said we had these enemy combatants there and he wanted to handle them what he called conventional fashion which he implied was trying them in u.s. courts but in reality that is unconventional.
we in previous wars taken enemy combatants, not seen troops picked up on battlefield in north africa and europe and sent them to prison camps in arizona, utah, texas until the end of the war. same thing with japanese troops during the war. he is making another run at closing gitmo. we'll see if he has a successful attempt this time around. he said for the 85 or 90% of people who already have health insurance you already got all the benefits and nothing is going to happen to you. everything is hunky-dory. the problem is, people who have insurance are finding that they are having much more rapidly increasing premiums. if you've got a medicare advantage, there are 13 million people with medicare advantage policy you're starting to lose benefits and may lose your coverage all together and we'll find a lot more people being dumped by their companies because of high cost of insurance brought about by the affordable care act. the government increased
number they estimated would lose employer provided coverage from three million at the time the bill was passed in 2010 to the cbo saying seven million earlier year and the center for medicare and medicaid actuary saying it will be 14 million people. and lots of other private estimates will be a lot higher. president seems unaware that there is huge problem coming for people who have employer-provided coverage as a result of the affordable care act. jon: yeah on, on both those issues, the affordable care act and guantanamo bay, the president seemed to gloss over thorny questions yet to come. in guantanamo bay for instance, you see some people detained on the battlefield, you try to, you know, put them on trial in a federal house for instance, you've got all kinds of thorny issues about cia agent who may have, led to some of the information, may have provided some of the information. >> were they mirandized? jon: sure. >> were they mirandized? remember if you try them on
u.s. soil and they're found not guilty or you have a hung jury, they can stay here in the united states. we had this experiment begun under the bush administration where we tried to identify people that we thought were no longer a risk and we sent them back to the country for which they came and found within a brief period of time, six months or a year, as many as a third of them were back as al qaeda attacking the u.s. and our allies. so there's no good answer to this but it was interesting the president said in a very strong fashion he will ream kpin it and try to -- reexamine it and try to find a way. jon: he suggested that congress is the obstacle to closing guantanamo bay. he is the commander-in-chief, he could tell the military, could he not, no more prisons at that facility in cuba? >> yeah. the congress prohibited from transferring those people to the united states and bringing them to the continental u.s. but look, this was news. what i thought was interesting was this news conference opened with two questions. first by ed henry on syria and then by jessica yellin
on benghazi and the potential boston bombing intelligence failures and the president had a rambling answer to both and didn't answer either question. on syria he acknowledged there might be a red line but gave no indication what would happen if a red line were crossed. in fact he said, if it were crossed we would have to look at options that we might otherwise not look at. that is not a very strong message to the syrians. rambling answer. on benghazi, you're right he got into talking about the russian intelligence service but he never answered jessica's question which was, were there intelligence failures in benghazi and in the boston bombing where we failed to connect the dots? and he just dodged that question all together. jon: all right. we will continue to take it apart throughout the day here on fox news. examine what the president had to say and what he didn't say. karl rove. karl, thank you. >> thank you, jon. jenna: a bunch of of big stories to get to today for you. we're also going to take a look at this health story. some new concerns doctors are misdiagnosing adhd. symptoms like forgetfulness
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that, not only the united states but also the international community feel confident is the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime, that then that is a game-changer because what that portends is potentially even more devastating attacks on civilians. jenna: america's leadership role in syria and elsewhere remains the subject of much debate. while some advocate a strong america with heavy involvement overseas, a big footprint, if you will, others want the opposite and an america knows its limits. our next guest writes in op set piece, although there may be short-term political benefits in calling for a diminished u.s. role in the world, history shows that retreat comes with substantial long-term costs for our country. the author of that editorial, familiar face, to us all, joe lieberman, who is enjoying time with the grandkids in your retirement. how has it been so far? >> it has been great so far
and i'm staying involved but not try to get as involved as when i was in the senate. jenna: certainly gave us something to talk about, your op set -- op he had piece in the "washington post", talking about remaining engaged and america with a long leadership. what does that mean today, for america in 2013. >> america is beacon for the world and countries all over depend on us because we're the leader when it comes to freedom and democracy. we should never underestimate how important that is to people places like syria fighting for their freed many do. the second is, we're the strongest nation in the word and over time we have benefited in our economy and our jobs and our freedom from the fact that we have been the leader of the world. we can't do it all. we shouldn't do it all. we've got allies everywhere who can help us but if we begin to pull back, others who are hostile to us will get involved and ultimately, as i say in that op-ed with
senator jon kyl, we'll be dragged back in at much higher costs in lives and money. that has been the story over the last 100 years or more. every time we pulled back before the second world war, after the end of the cold war, we have been forced back in in a crisis and it has ended up costing a lot more than if we stayed involved as leaders. >> do you think that is happening in syria in light what also happened over the last decade being in a war in iraq and afghanistan? are we pulling back too much? what do you think about our leadership there? >> i'm worried, because the kind of desire to pull back right now felt by a lot of politicians and people in america is understandable. we've gone through a tough economic time. people are war weary about iraq and afghanistan but, this is a dangerous world to us and the war against dilslam is not over and in syria, particularly unfortunately we've been essentially standing back
and watching a government turn on its own people. 70 to 80,000 dead with tremendous threats to the neighboring countries, allies particularly like jordan which is in danger the so i must say that i was troubled by the president's statements today on syria for this reason. i understand he wants to make sure before we take definitive action about syria's use of chemical weapons, that in fact they did use them but the president has been very clear about this. if the syrians use chemical weapons that's a red line that he wouldn't allow them to cross and we would take action to punish them for it. last week secretary of defense hagel said the syrians have used chemical weapons. senator feinstein, chair of the senate intelligence committee says our intelligence community tells us with moderate to high confidence that the syrians used chemical weapons. so i --. jenna: so what is the risk of just saying we want assad
to go and we're going to investigate this further? what do you think the r to us asonha atstement by the president? >> i think a couple of things. the first is, when the president essentially as if he was a police officer points a gun at a suspected criminal and says, if you do this, i'm going to shoot and the criminal does that and we don't shoot, that means that every other criminal in the world begins to think they can take advantage of us and our credibility goes down, not only in the middle east but throughout the world. the second is, if you follow what's happened in syria, at every stage after the syrian people began peacefully to rise up against a dictate tore assad, he started with light weapons against them. when the world didn't react, he went to heavy weapons, then to air power and now to chemical weapons. if we don't react unfortunately i predict that he will use chemical weapons in a much more devastating way. so, we can't let this, this
red line become fuzzy in a lot of international lawyering and the united nations. america's credibility is on the line. the president said exactly the right thing about the use of chemical weapons being a red line and if we don't take action to hold assad accountable for that, shame on us but not only shame on us, we're going to pay a heavy price for it in syria, in the middle east and more broadly in the world because of the loss of credibility for america. jenna: senator lieberman, we got caught a little short because of president's news conference. a lot to talk about. >> i understand. jenna: we hope to have you back. i know you don't have a lot overboard.e. >> we'll always make time for you. jenna: appreciate that. >> take care. jon: we'll be talking about your health ahead. adhd, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder cases, they have been on the rise in this country for years but now one doctor is
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personnal experience in my practice basically after treating adhd adults for six years now. but, to rewind a little bit and give you a little personal history i myself had symptoms of sleepiness, fatigue, attention problems and was diagnosed ultimately with a sleep disorder. jenna: took many years to do that? wasn't something, i'm not getting a good night's sleep but having -- >> there was a big long process wondering if it is worth clinical attention. many doctors didn't know how to deal with it. and that's what i find when i see patients who come in and i have had patient who is have sleep testing done and sometimes it takes the right kind of testing. the right kind of interpretation of that testing. but what i'm seeing is, about anywhere from 30 to 50% of my patients who have, who come to me for attention deficit disorder type issues, have clinically significant symptoms of sleep dysfunction. and --. jenna: how do you determine, what adhd symptoms and what could be sleep deprivation?
>> right. so, i think the jury is still out on whether some forms of adhd create sort of a restlessness. people don't sleep well. and then, the opposite can also be true when people don't have a, true sleep disorder, they're not going to be able to focus. so it gets all mixed up. jenna: maybe a good doctor to talk to you about this. what are the components? >> i wouldn't argue with that. jenna: one of the things you mentioned in the op-ed got our attention, one in 10 children are diagnosed with adhd likely they're under some medication. make like adults they're not getting a food night's sleep might be the case with some of these children. what do you think about that? >> i have children about to enter school years and i'm concerned because we're programing our kids to function like adults. early morningings and kids, i think, are not getting sleep and they have a lot of extracurricular activities and are our current lifestyle for kids doesn't match what their sleep needs are. that is one issue. another is, people think of sleep appeyaw, for example,
being an adult male problem but very common to have sleep disordered breathing in kids. if you look up studies when they take kids diagnosed with adhd and put them through sleep testing 30%, 50% have disordered breathing through sleep. jenna: we enother viewers to check out your piece because it may be something parents and adults should consider. doctor, appreciate you had being on set. jon? jon: there are manhunt for the killer of a 8-year-old california girl found stabbed to death in her own home. the latest on this horrible crime ahead. the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget. angie's list members can tell you which provider is the best in town. you'll find reviews on everything from home repair to healthcare. now that we're expecting, i like the fact that i can go onto angie's list and look for pediatricians.
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♪ ♪ rick folbaum in the "happening now" now control room. brand-new developments on the latest in the boston bombing investigation. dna belonging to a woman found on the remnants of one of the home-made bombs. this as the surviving suspect adds a high prized lawyer to his defense team. teams going door to door in the investigation of a home invasion that left this 8-year-old little girl stabbed to death. the very latest on that. you'll hear the chilling $91 tapes from the final of an excop gone bad as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now.
jenna: the headlines today the fbi is searching for a genetic match after finding a woman's dna on a bomb fragment from the boston marathon attacks. a question for what it all means for the larger story. welcome to a brand-new hour of "happening now," i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. fbi agents visiting the rhode island home of a widow of one of the suspects collecting dna samples from catherine russell. her lawyer says she she is doing everything to cooperate with the investigation. president obama said the fbi alerted her husband after being alert efrd by russian intelligence that he might be sympathetic to extremists. he says the fbi concluded there was no signs that he was engaged in extremist activity. looking back the president wants to know if there was anything further that could have been done after that interview to prevent the attack. >> now, what director clapper is doing is standard procedure around here. when an event like this happens we want to go back and review every step that was taken.
we want to leave no stone unturned. we want to see, is there in fact additional protocols and procedures that could be put in place that would further improve and enhance our ability to detect a potential attack? >> david lee miller is live for us in boston. david, where does the investigation stand right now? >> reporter: well authorities have disclosed that the dna of a woman was found on the components of one of the bombs. not clear, jon, whose dna is it? is it the dna of a accomplice, a victim, or the dna of someone else? that is what authorities are now trying to determine. and to help determine that they raided a home yesterday of the wife of tamerlan, and they took away a number of items, presumably also a dna sample. they went into the home where catherine russell is now living, and they removed from that home
a briefcase, as well as a laptop computer. catherine russell's attorney for some elaboration and comment about what has taken place. we got a email back a short time ago that says, i quote, at this point the firm is not in any position to make any form of public comment. we will obviously continue to be as responsive as possible considering the circumstances. so, at this time the investigatn continues, but no dramatic developments, at least not yet, as to whether or not the two brothers received any help either before or after the attack took place. jon. jon: david lee miller live in boston. david, thank you. so, as the bombing investigation continues attorney general eric holder says he will fight jugs as hard to protect innocent minorities from retaliation as he will to convict the guilty parties. the attorney general speaking to the antidefamation league says there has been hundreds of threats of violent acts
targeting muslims and arabs since 9/11 and the justice department will do everything it can to protect them. >> just as we will pursue relentlessly anyone who would target our people, or attempt to terrorize our cities, the justice department is firmly committed to protecting innocent people against misguided acts of retaliation. jon: the two suspects in the boston bombing, muslims with roots in chechnya. mr. holder did not mention them. he said americans must not allow any grou group of to be stigma staying stigmatized. >> the small town of valley springs on edge as police are going door to tkaopb searching attic and basements and everythinge after an eight-year-old was found stabbed to death inside her home. classmates at her elementary school are trying to come to grips with this loss. >> it's sad that, you know somebody that is innocent is not
going to be at school,on't be able t see what is going to happen, and all the fun things that she could have seen. >> last night i was thinking about it too, and it brought tears to my eyes. it's just sad to think about that. >> claudia cowan covering the story live from san francisco. >> reporter: 4 so many questions surrounding this crime that has directly affected everyone who lives in this small rural community. three days later there is still no person of interest, no leads that we know of, not even a composite sketch of the suspect. what we do have are conflicting details about this intruder who allegedly killed layla fowler inside her home and ran away after being spotted by her 12-year-old brother. the intruder has been vaguely described as 6 feet tall, white or latino, possibly with long gray hair and no specifics about his age. according to investigators a neighbor saw a man fitting a similar description running from the home, and now we're hearing that a third witness may have seen the suspect a few days earlier, and they are giving a
slightly different description. >> there are some consistencies which are those consistencies that we've released to you but there are also inconsistencies on the three different descriptions, that's why we've chosen to rel a sketch or to go into the variances at this time. >> more than a hundred officers are patrolling the area, beefing up security at layla's elementary school where a popular memorial to the popular third grader is growing, and where the students are being offered counseling support. investigators are also analyzing fingerprints and dna evidence found at the home. they hope to have those test results back in a week or so. they are also on tacting all the registered sex offenders and parolees who live in the community. jenna. jenna: such a mystery right now. what about the parents? we understand they were at a press conference last night. what did they have to say? >> reporter: they did appear at a hastily called news conference outside the sheriff's department.
it was thought that they would make some kind of a statement after the sheriff said a few words, and aer he officially introduced them. as you can see they were simply too distraught to say anything. there is some speculation we might hear from them tonight during a candlelight vigil which will be held at layla's elementary school. jenna: we'll continue to watch for the developments. claudia, thank you. jon: fox news alert. new reaction to president obama's speaking on the boston and benghazi terror attacks during that white house news conference in our last hour. the president asked about critics raising concerns about u.s. national security in the kef those attacks. listen. >> lindsey graham a senior member of the armed services committee has said that benghazi and boston are both examples of the u.s. going backwards on national security. is he right? and did our intelligence miss something? >> no, mr. graham is not right on this issue, sure
it generated some headlines. i think that what we saw in boston was state, local, federal officials, every agency, rallying around a city that had been attacked, identifying the perpetrators just hours after the scene had been examined. we now have one individual deceased, one in custody. charges have been brought. jon: well joining us by phone now south carolina republican senator lindsey graham. you heard the president there at his news conference in essence say, senator, that you are wrong. what's your response? >> with all due respect to the president we've lost eight americans to radical islamists in the last seven months, four dead in benghazi, four dead in boston, and when you look at each case the system failed.
in boston they did a great job catching the guy with the help of citizens, but you had the fbi, and the cia warned by russian intelligence in 2011, months before it. the guy went back to russia, went back to dagestan, picked up by dhs but they never told the fbi or the cia so they could monitor what he was doing. we didn't even know when he went to russia. when he came back, jon he went on various youtube channels looking at radical islamist websites talking about killing americans and we missed that. if a guy is in the system and you can't find the fact -- and you don't know that he went back to russia, he's supposed to be here on a saoeu asylum. and he comes back and says he embraces killing americans. that is not an efficient system. we are going backwards. jon: the same kind of problem that led to the 9/11 attacks.
>> well, 9/11 you had agencies sending information, not sharing with each other. the fbi did a good job with interviewing him in 2011 but they didn't follow-up. the cia was contacted in november, in 2011, they put him in the system, he gets a ping when he goes back to russia on january 12th and the fbi and cia don't get notified, that i 9/11 all over again. when he comes back home it's not like he's hiding his radical thoughts. this is a guy that has been a radical islamist, he's on the internet inside the country interacting with radical islamist videos talking about jihad. how do you miss that? that is a pre 9/11 mentality taking over. jon: he was also asked about -- the president was about the benghazi attacks, and information that is coming forward or may be not yet coming forward from some of those who have information and want to talk about it, but also want protection. here is what oured henry asked
him and the president's response. >> i'm not nam with thi familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying. what i'll do is i will find out what exactly you're referring to. what i've been very clear about from the start is that our job with respect to benghazi has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that u.s. embassies, not just in the middle east, but around the world are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice. but i'll find out what exactly you're referring to. jon: all right. in your view has the president done all he can to find out what happened in benghazi? >> not even close. he hasn't caught one person who was involved in the attack. fox news and a few other news outlets have pursued this. now you have people coming forward saying, i was there that day, or i was aware of what was going on during the attack, and
i feel afraid to talk. if benghazi is not a system failure what is? you had the u.s. ambassador in august sending a cable to washington saying we can't effect the consulate against a coordinated attack. al-qaida flags are flying all over benghazi. most of the requests for security was denied. the consulate had been bombed in a april, the british ambassador attacked in june. we leave our consulate open, unreinforced during the attack for seven and a half hours. no one came to the aid. after the attack susan rice and the president themselves said the the attack was inspired by a video created in america that led to a riot. this was a coordinated terrorist attack. benghazi is a system failure. this administration hasn't found anybody involved in the attack. and i think they haven't looked very hard at all. they've been more trying to cover up what happened than they have trying to get to the bottom
of it. jon: again the news conference went on for 45 minutes. the president had quite a bit to say. we'll be examining the answers and the questions throughout the day here on fox. senator lindsey graham republican from south carolina, thank you for joining us today. jenna: another big question asked at the president's news conference addressed concerns about the implementation of the new healthcare law. the president says it's on track tra track, despite criticism that it may be too come phra the indicated. what the white house is doing today to address just that. wendell goler is live with us next. why did this oscar winning hollywood star just check herself back into a clinic? fox has the 411 next. [ kate ] many women may not be absorbing the calcium they take as well as they could because they don't take it with food. switch to citracal maximum plus d. it's the only calcium supplement that can be taken with or without food. my doctor recommends citracal maximum.
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>> the challenge is that, you know, setting up a market-based system, basically an online marketplace, where you can go on and sign up and figure out what kind of insurance you can afford, and figuring out how to get the subsidies, that is still a big, complicated piece of business. jenna: when part of of the process appears to be simpler after today after criticism that it was way to come blah indicated. we are talking about it for sure, wendell goler is live from the white house. we have been talking a lot about the health insurance exchanges. have they changed? are they going to be more simple now? explain to our viewers how it went to complicated to simple without actually seeing an exchange yet. >> joining them jenna should be a little easier. the white house announcing today that the form for individuals and families has been shortened considerably. it was initially 21 pages long, very complicated.
mr. obama said that didn't go over well with the folks having a tough time selling obamacare in the first place. >> immediately everybody sat around the table and said, well this is too long, especially in this age of the internet, people aren't going to have the patience to sit there for hours on end. let's streamline this thing. we've cut what was a 21-page form now down to a form that is about three pages for an individual, a little more than that for a family, well below the industry average. >> reporter: the form requires tax records and withholding statements because income determines how much the government will subsidize of being a member of the exchange. jenna: so we'll count that as something a little more simple. what about the other objections, though? there's been a lot of criticisms that have come out over the last several days, especially regarding the healthcare law. we'll see it actually implemented by the end of the year. >> reporter: small business costs said to be holding back hours for some employees, or
calling the owners of the small businesses know the to hire more workers. the national republican senatorial committee and max baucus said it will be a train wreck to implement. the president says any big legislation is. elizabeth colbert bush says obama care is extremely problematic, expensive. a $500 billion higher cost than originally anticipated. it's cutting into medicare benefits and having companies layoff employees because they are worried about the cost of it. the president confirms the governors and state legislatures that object to obama care are going to make it harder to implement though he said 85% of the law had already been implemented. jenna: interesting, wendell thank you. jon: the netherlands getting its first king in more than a century. will u.n. alexander and the thron her, largely devoid of any
power. today is queens day in the netherlands, a time for celebration and lots of orange, which of course is the color of the house of orange skwhra. jenna: of course. jon: makes sense. he was crowned king after his mother queen beatrice retired from her 33-year reign. she now takes the title of princess. jenna: that is not bad, right? take the title aspirin ses, wh aspirias princess. jenna: joe trippi will weigh in with us just ahead. plus the new legal strategy to save the boston bombing suspect from death row. what some high profile attorneys might be able to do in this case. we'll take a closer look just ahead. hoo-hoo. hoo-hoo...hoo-hoo. hoo-hoo hoo.
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separation of powers last week the supreme court reversed a century of law that i believe will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections. [applause] >> i don't think american elections should be than bank rolled by america's most powerful interests. or worse by foreign entities. they should be decided by the american people. and i'd urge democrats and republicans to pass a bill that helps correct some of these problems. jon: well the members of the supreme court didn't necessarily agree with the president's characterizations this. you might call justice samuel alito shaking his head and mouthing the words, know the true about what the president had to say. joe trippi is a former howard dean presidential campaign manager and a fox news contributor. so when it comes to election or campaign finance reform, joe, is this a case where the president is saying, you know, do what i
say, and not what i do? >> jon, i just think campaign finance reform is dead. i mean it's just -- and i've got to tak responsibility for it, in 2004 the dean campaign was the first campaign on the democratic side to opt out of the public financing system. it's gone downhill ever since, and i think the president was right, i think, in august of this year on the internet, he said that he had thought now that the only way to get real campaign finance reform was to start a movement for a constitutional amendment. i think he's right about that. but i agree with a lot of the critics, i -- i wish he hadn't created the superpac, i wish he hadn't gone -- decided to fight the republicans. both parties tended to go in the same direction now in terms of
the more money we can raise the better, and it's an all out war where the biggest contributors have -- have a lot more influence than they did in past years. jon: some of this -- some of the things that face him, some of. choices that face him certainly are difficult, but there are things that he could be doing that he isn't doing. just today in fact, there are five members sitting on the federal election commission whose terms expire, he has made no moves to appoint replacements. there is a 6th seat on the commission that is empty, and the president has done nothing. >> well, he attempted to appoint one member and that was held up in the senate over -- it was john sullivan, over his support for labor unions. look, getting into a fight with the senate over -- and republicans in the senate over fec commissioners, given all the other things we have to do,
budget, syria, all the other issues out there, i don't think he's going to use his energy on -- by the way on a commission that most operatives in both parties don't think has the teeth or the will to change any of this. jon: part of this gets, i guess, captured, or noted by chris stirewalt in his online column today talking about how many of the president's most adder tkapbt supporters are extremely disappointed with the way his second term is going. he writes liberal democrats are feeling crabby about obama is eupl these days. an ever escalating drone program. funding implementation of the new health law, defeats on fiscal policy and the president's seeming acceptance of business as usual in
washington are all causing alarm on the left. what is the use of having a crusading, liberal president if he won't crusade or can't win when he does? what do you think about that, joe? >> i think the reality is there is a republican house, and so, yeah, as a liberal i want an assault weapons ban. the fact of the matter is he couldn't -- we couldn't even get background checks through the house of representatives right now, so it doesn't do him any good to crusade on things that aren't going to happen, and that the house -- you know, either it's going to get filibustered in the senate or not passed by the house. and yes, liberals are upset about not getting their way, but, you know, that's why i think you're going to see 2014 will be a real -- another knock down, drag out election year in which both sides who have not got were wha gotten what they
wanted will go at it again. jon: and with unlimited campaign donations. >> absolutely. the cycle continues. jon: joe trippi. thank you. jenna: dozens of federal programs slashed when across the board spending cuts took effect this year, including air shows like this one with the blue angels. hear how some americans are pushing back to keep the programs that matter most. we are just now hearing dramatic 911 calls from the manhunt for a fugitive excop. how it all went down, next. >> all right, steve we're going to go forward with the plan, with the burner. >> control 61 it sounded like one shot fired from inside the residence. >> copy, one shot fired from inside the residence.
jon: we are just now hearing dramatic 911 calls from the final moments of a manhunt for a ex-cop who went on a five-day killing spree. rick folbaum live in the newsroom with that. rick? >> reporter: the manhunt for ex-l.a. cop christopher dorner captivated whole country and terrorized people in southern california this past february. he killed four people. he promised to kill more. he was angry how he was fired by the los angeles police department. now these 911 tapes from the harrowing moments just before that manhunt ended in a cabin in the san bernardino mountains. listen.
>> officer down. officer down. >> probably the deputies are still down in the "killzone". >> puff of smoke -- [inaudible] >> copy, copy. the victims out. >> in a black chevy pickup, -- got guy sighing something camouflaged. got -- >> blood spatters in the far corner. you got a couple mattresses laying up against the bed. >> steve, we'll go forward with the plan with the burner. >> 61 lincoln. one shot fired from inside the residence. >> copy. one shot fired from inside the residence. >> 61 lincoln. we still have ammo going off in the fire. >> 61 lincoln, copy. >> i'm not ready for fire for those reasons and we
still have ammo popping here. >> [inaudible] >> fully engulfed. >> copy, three four fully engulfed. >> fully engulfed as we see in the pictures. police say dorner killed himself in the cabin before it burned to the ground. meantime a lawsuit has been filed by a many ranger who says he deserves the one million dollar reward offered for information to leading to dorner's capture. he said it was his call to the police after dorner stole his truck that led authorities to that cabin where dorner was hiding out. back to you. jon: that argument goes on. rick folbaum, thanks. jenna: new information on just who will be representing the surviving boston marathon terror suspect what is likely to be a capital trial. judy clarke will advocate for the suspect not the man on your screen, his brother. dzhokhar tsarnaev. she is considered a death penalty specialist and represented some very high-profile clients including ted kaczynski, known as "the unabomber",
susan smith, the woman who drowned her two small children by driving her car into a lake, eric rudolph, the olympic park bomber, and most recently, the a name you know, jared loughner, who shot 19 people and including congresswoman gabby giffords. six of those people died. he made sure they did not get death row. lease we'll and doug burns, a former criminal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. everyone wants to see justice in this case. there is lot of emotion that comes up with the names we read, lis. the fact they did not get the death penalty. what do you think her presence means for this case? >> i think it means she will be very much of a pitbull. that is her reputation. she works 80 hours a week. she goes for the technicalities in the law. so weapons of mass destruction, she will look for something in that charge. will look for any kind of technicality she can find. she will be trying to do anything she can do from a
legal standpoint to take the death penalty off the table. will she be successful? i hope not, frankly. >> well, apparently what she does, which is her job is to take the most heinous, type of situation and somehow miraculously i'll put it, humanize the person. no, in the sense that what they did doesn't necessarily represent the sum universe of their life. now the other point that's interesting is that, you know, under federal law we have what is called the criminal justice act and the court authorized bringing that person in from across the --. jenna: best-case scenario though for the outcome, meaning that we have, two really lawyered up sides that are experts. >> whatever happens, whether there is plea deal on the table or whether it goes to trial, what happens on appeal if it goes to a trial is generally ineffective assistance of counsel. >> yes. >> this woman is definitely up to this case. they're not going to be able to mount that case. jenna: pointed out something really significant about her
relationships with her clients. >> sure. jenna: said she developed these really intense deep relationships with clients, some of which are mentally ill. she has that ability. >> yes. jenna: in one of her plea agreements she got for eric drew dolph the man who set off the bomb at the olympics it was her relationship and her plea agreement led the justice department to find huge explosives he had hidden and not told anybody. if she wasn't that person's lawyer and -- >> could be mitigating circumstance. jenna: could she help us. >> that is great point. >> if she can bring something to the table, other than just svengali. if she can bring something more than just that but also, make that she has other information. >> jenna is making counterintuitive point. i'm glad you make that. a lot of former fbi agent came in on fox and said, they're right. everybody is pontificating oh, miranda and a lawyer. a lot of times presence of a lawyer can help law enforcement do even better. that was your point.
so a lot of times if the person is sitting there alone, one former fbi agent said, and i know your dad was an agent, they said the guy might be confused doesn't know what is going on. where the lawyer says -- that is in your interest, particularly the by the way in a case that is a slam dunk. >> take it off the table. jenna: best possible outcome, maybe. it is counseler intuitive when you look at list much people she represents. quickly, dna on one. bombs. we don't know who it belongs to. frankly we don't know what that means. where does that come in? >> you have to be careful, apparently kitchen pot may have been used. so it might have been the wife cooking, you don't know. that is numb per one. >> on the other hand that is something more to go and talk to her about, right? yes. >> exactly. you have the dna and i'm there, fbi, lady we've got your dna on the pressure cooker. jenna: what do you think about the actions so far of investigators with the widow of the older brother? seems like they come and go. they have been in and out of
her parents house. it is sort of, someone that is not part of the legal world you wonder, why don't they bring her in and question her for a few days? >> two schools of thought. you have two schools of thought. there is no way they could have done this alone. and there is the other school of thought they could have done it alone and depends where you stand on that. >> i don't know. older was talking to girlfriends about jihad and mama on the phone. you don't think he was talking to his wife if he was talking to his mom and ex-girlfriend? >> i tend to think the concept they may not have been able to perpetrate this thing alone is very viable. >> you know criminals like to boast, even before they do, they like to talk about what they're going to do, we're so macho. we'll be doing this. criminals. jenna: doug never calls the ex. >> not about crime. >> we try to keep him innocent. jenna: lis and doug, always pleasure have you two together. jon? jon: the sequester hasn't just affected the faa and
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>> despite the fact that a lot of members of congress were suggesting that somehow the sequester was a victory for them and this wouldn't hurt the economy what we now know is that what i warned earlier, what jay stood up here and warned repeatedly is happening. it slowed our growth. it is resulting in people being thrown out of work. and it is hurting folks all across the country. jon: well president obama there at his news conference just this morning, acknowledging the pain of across the board sequester spending cuts but many americans are doing what americans do best, rolling up their sleeves, stepping in to help restore programs that have been gutted. dan springer has some examples live from seattle. dan? >> reporter: yeah, that's right, jon. it has been really refreshing to see some folks are simply refusing to the take the sequester cuts lying down and they are truly providing government by the people. when the park service said
it would have to delay the opening of yellowstone national park by at least a couple weeks because they couldn't afford to plow the snow blocking four gates, residents of cody and jackson hole, wyoming, raised $150,000 to get the job done. a lot of the money was donated by businesses that stood to lose if the park didn't open as planned on may 1st. the yellowstone draws about 20 million visitors each may. >> we worked on a 20-week tourism season. if the first two weeks will be taken out because the park is not open, that's a big deal. secondly, and most importantly, that is the launch for our tourism season. so, it sets the trend for everything else. >> reporter: also on the sequester chopping block the pop a blue angels, the navy canceled all 35 summer appearances this year, saving taxpayers about $20 million. the air force also grounded the thunder birds. both have been fixtures at seattle's annual sea fair event. combined they cost the event
about $12,000 a year to bring in. with neither an option, organizers got creative and found a replacement, the patriots jet team out of california. they cost $80,000. in addition, the navy pulled a warship out of the fleet week, so organizers book ad canadian naval ship to fill in. >> we have had to look outside the box and find new ways we can fill the gaps of where our government is not able to provide those services. >> reporter: of course there are limitations to what we can do to backfill $85 billion in cuts but that is not stopping people from trying. jon? jon: dan springer in seattle, dan, thank you. jenna: well you heard of people writing reviews for movies and restaurants. you might do it yourself. do you ever write reviews, jon? jon: only in my ahead. jenna: i really think i'm going to write a review and never do, right? apparently there is new trend online. it is not about restaurants or movies. it is about reviewing prisons. rick folbaum is live in the
new york city newsroom, not from personal experience. >> reporter: not from personal experience. actually on part of the some of the reviewers, yes. yelp is a website that allows anybody to write a review any place with standard address. you mentioned restaurants, hotels. just in case you were shopping for a nice place, to spend maximum of next five to 10 years you can now write a review of a prison online and there are about 35 reviews for san quentin state prison in california, yelp's four-star rating system could help you make a important decision. giving the place one star, not recommended. scott, a little more generous, giving it two stars. he wrote this is not a place you want to end up. scott claims to spent four days when he was teenager, part of california's scared straight program. not all big, bad and scary like the movies make it he wrote but cold, damp miserable with really bad food. yes you always want to make sure the food is good, coincidentally what led
dylan's three-star review who wrote, he heard the prison kitchen uses local farms and offers a seasonally changing menu which of course is write-up that a lot of new york city restaurants would be thrilled to get. for its part the l.a. county sheriff's department says monitors reviews. investigates when allegations of abuse are posted to the site but the department spokesman reminds people jail jail is not a restaurant. it is a place to serve time for committing a crime just in case anybody was confused about that. back to you. jenna: crystal clear. rick, thank you. interesting story. jon: the desperate search for a missing mom who vanished while finishing her late shift at a gas station. surveillance video that may help police locate this young woman, coming up. [ male announcer ] this is george.
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the senate passed a resolution naming september 26th national pediatric brain cancer awareness day. that's what a 7-year-old was doing to change things. >> good for him. >> sa awesome. the meeting was awesome. thanks for joining us. america live starts right now. fox news alert. the obama administration today defending the handling of the boston marathon terror attack and saying the intelligence community is still examining how the attack succeeded despite warnings the fbi received about one of the suspects ahead of time. welcome to america live, everyone, i'm megyn kelly. president obama said based on what he has seen so far, the fbi and homeland security did what they're supposed to do. then going on to acknowledge that we need to do more to spot people who are becoming radicalized. that came as fox news earlier confirmed that female dna was found on components of these bombs. we're told that it's too early to